CIS101A – Computer Hardware Fundamentals

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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About CIS101A – Computer Hardware Fundamentals

This course represents the 1st half of a two-part class that focuses a step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. This Computer Hardware Fundamentals course is mapped to the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certification Exam objectives. The primary goal of this course is to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Certification exam. Register for this Computer Hardware Fundamentals online training course.

Topics Covered In Course

CIS101A Topics

  • Computing overview: Visible Computer, CPUs, Motherboards and Power Supplies
  • RAM, ROM (Firmware), Mass Storage and Peripherals
  • Display, Networking and the Internet
  • Virtual Machines, Portable and Mobile devices and process of printing
  • PC Pro and 220-1001 CompTIA Certification


There are no prerequisites for Computer Hardware Fundamentals. Computer Hardware Fundamentals is a prerequisite for Computer Operating Systems. However, before taking either course the student should be familiar with:

  • Using a mouse and keyboard
  • Installing and running programs
  • Using basic productivity software including word processing applications
  • Saving files created by common applications
  • Browsing the internet

*Students who have successfully passed the current CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam within the last 36 months may proceed directly with Computer Operating Systems

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Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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